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Wattpad Cover Preview - Made in style of Stranger Things


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* If I may be allowed to comment on your author name:

  • It's too small. You want your author name to stand out, especially if you have more than one title. When this goes thumbnail-size on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, et al, your name won't be overly visible. If someone is looking for books authored by you, they'll have to squint to be sure it's you, and they won't do that.
  • Perhaps 'written by' is redundant. Or not. In any case, you're wasting space you could use for your author name.
  • HIS FATE HAS BEEN CHANGED could be bolder and wider.
  • Normally, copyrights go on an internal page. It's a waste of line spacing, which could be taken by a larger, more visible author name. (Oops. It's not copyright. It's "cover by". That could go on an interior copyright/acknowledgements page.)

Branding is important. Whether you have one title, or many, you need to make that author name stand out. Take a look at other books on the in-store racks (or the online stores). The author name, in many cases, is larger than the title. Of course, they are big-name authors, so make your adjustments accordingly.

Edited to add, if you have professionally-produced e-books in your library to check out, have a look a how copyright is handled. Take a look at print books, also. You can get a very professional appearance from copying e-book/print book introductory page formats.

* I'm not familiar with Wattpad as a vehicle for publication, so perhaps my opinions are misinformed.

As always, your mileage may vary.

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1 hour ago, SolidSnake2003 said:

@AffinityJules @iconoclast @v_kyr @Dan C @firstdefence @carl123 @TrentL @Komatös Here is a preview of the cover. I gave the cover a kind of painted feel based on a tutorial on Youtube that created a Painterly effect. I have started updating the logo to look Stranger Things-ish. Hope you all like it.

 

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Really cool.

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9 hours ago, Twolane said:

* If I may be allowed to comment on your author name:

  • It's too small. You want your author name to stand out, especially if you have more than one title. When this goes thumbnail-size on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, et al, your name won't be overly visible. If someone is looking for books authored by you, they'll have to squint to be sure it's you, and they won't do that.
  • Perhaps 'written by' is redundant. Or not. In any case, you're wasting space you could use for your author name.
  • HIS FATE HAS BEEN CHANGED could be bolder and wider.
  • Normally, copyrights go on an internal page. It's a waste of line spacing, which could be taken by a larger, more visible author name. (Oops. It's not copyright. It's "cover by". That could go on an interior copyright/acknowledgements page.)

Branding is important. Whether you have one title, or many, you need to make that author name stand out. Take a look at other books on the in-store racks (or the online stores). The author name, in many cases, is larger than the title. Of course, they are big-name authors, so make your adjustments accordingly.

Edited to add, if you have professionally-produced e-books in your library to check out, have a look a how copyright is handled. Take a look at print books, also. You can get a very professional appearance from copying e-book/print book introductory page formats.

* I'm not familiar with Wattpad as a vehicle for publication, so perhaps my opinions are misinformed.

As always, your mileage may vary.

@Twolane How about this?

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My quick and dirty - if you absolutely positively need "BY" or "WRITTEN BY", but it eats up space for the author name and looks amateurish, in my opinion of course. I left the COVER BY off because you aren't selling cover designs, you're selling the story behind the cover. The logline text could be taller, but like I said, quick and dirty.

Your cover background and title format are excellent. You've obviously put a lot of thought and work into getting it just right.

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🇬🇧 Hi, I have just looked at the 4 pages of your post and I find the idea very original (it gives me ideas for a future gift for my family), the progression of the different tracks and modifications made over time interesting. Good work.

For fun, I took the liberty of producing another version with a few rules that I imposed on myself as I put together my edit (in very, very low quality, with images from your numerous posts and a few others on the web).

First of all, the story and what I was able to interpret just by looking at your latest visual @SolidSnake2003, like any spectator in front of a movie poster: the threat is there, IT'S BACK!…

Then, the claim: HIS DESTINY HAS BEEN CHANGED! But, whose destiny?... Is it the destiny of this little boy with such calm and gentle eyes?... Is he hiding a more dramatic destiny?... Is he promised later to... act as a clown?...

I took IT out of the group of characters in the center of the poster so that it is not the same “value” as the others: it represents THE threat and therefore has a particular status. The character on the left seems to be different due to his age and his distance and I accentuated his singularity by saturating the green color of his costume: he will certainly have an influence on the story, perhaps an external force against IT?… The cyclist was also colored green: a future ally?…

I reduced the color range of the set by removing all the blues and desaturated the background of the houses in order to have greater color unity.

Compared to the known visuals of IT, white is often very present like the color of his skin on his face. So I put white as a halo above the houses (like a heavy threat), around the two letters of the title, at the top of the background and also around the little boy in the parka: does he have a linked destiny? to IT?… But, his dog is there for his protégé!…

Finally, I tried to establish shot values in order to create depth and possibly help tell a story…

Good reception, I hope this will give you some ideas… ;-)

 

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🇫🇷 Bonjour, je viens de regarder les 4 pages de votre post et je trouve l'idée très originale (cela me donne des idées pour un prochain cadeau pour ma famille), la progression des différentes pistes et modifications apportées au fil du temps intéressantes. Beau travail.

Pour le fun, je me suis permis de produire une autre version avec quelques règles que je me suis imposées au fur et à mesure de la constitution de mon montage (en très, très basse qualité, avec des images issues de vos nombreux posts et quelques autres sur le web).

Tout d'abord, l'histoire et ce que j'ai pu interprété juste en regardant votre dernier visuel @SolidSnake2003, comme n'importe quel spectateur devant une affiche de cinéma : la menace est là, ÇA est de retour !…

Ensuite, le claim : SON DESTIN A ÉTÉ MODIFIÉ ! Mais, le destin de qui ?… Est-ce le destion de ce petit garçon au regard si calme et si doux ?… Cache-t-il un destin plus dramatique ?… Est-il promis plus tard à… faire le clown ?…

J'ai sorti ÇA du groupe de personnage du centre de l'affiche afin qu'il n'est pas la même “valeur” que les autres : il représente LA menace et a donc un statut particulier. Le personnage à gauche semble être différent de par son âge et sa distance et j'ai accentué sa singularité en saturant la couleur verte de son costume : il aura très certainement de l'influence sur l'histoire, peut-être une force extérieur contre ÇA ?… Le cycliste a aussi été coloré en vert : un futur allié ?…

J'ai réduit la gamme colorée de l'ensemble en écartant tous les bleus et désaturé l'arrière-plan des maisons afin d'avoir une plus grande unité de couleur.

Par rapport aux visuels connus de ÇA, le blanc est souvent très présent comme la couleur de sa peau sur son visage. J'ai donc mis du blanc en halo au-dessus des maisons (comme une menace pesante), autour des deux lettres du titre, en partie haute du fond et aussi autour du petit garçon en parka : a-t-il un destin lié à ÇA ?… Mais, son chien est là pour le protégé !…

Enfin, j'ai essayé d'établir des valeurs de plan afin de créer de la profondeur et éventuellement aider à raconter une histoire…

Bonne réception, j'espère que cela vous donnera des idées… ;-)

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41 minutes ago, sansnom said:

🇬🇧 Hi, I have just looked at the 4 pages of your post and I find the idea very original (it gives me ideas for a future gift for my family), the progression of the different tracks and modifications made over time interesting. Good work.

For fun, I took the liberty of producing another version with a few rules that I imposed on myself as I put together my edit (in very, very low quality, with images from your numerous posts and a few others on the web).

First of all, the story and what I was able to interpret just by looking at your latest visual @SolidSnake2003, like any spectator in front of a movie poster: the threat is there, IT'S BACK!…

Then, the claim: HIS DESTINY HAS BEEN CHANGED! But, whose destiny?... Is it the destiny of this little boy with such calm and gentle eyes?... Is he hiding a more dramatic destiny?... Is he promised later to... act as a clown?...

I took IT out of the group of characters in the center of the poster so that it is not the same “value” as the others: it represents THE threat and therefore has a particular status. The character on the left seems to be different due to his age and his distance and I accentuated his singularity by saturating the green color of his costume: he will certainly have an influence on the story, perhaps an external force against IT?… The cyclist was also colored green: a future ally?…

I reduced the color range of the set by removing all the blues and desaturated the background of the houses in order to have greater color unity.

Compared to the known visuals of IT, white is often very present like the color of his skin on his face. So I put white as a halo above the houses (like a heavy threat), around the two letters of the title, at the top of the background and also around the little boy in the parka: does he have a linked destiny? to IT?… But, his dog is there for his protégé!…

Finally, I tried to establish shot values in order to create depth and possibly help tell a story…

Good reception, I hope this will give you some ideas… ;-)

 

image.thumb.jpeg.6bd769a4483002337539c7be6be4ee83.jpeg

 

🇫🇷 Bonjour, je viens de regarder les 4 pages de votre post et je trouve l'idée très originale (cela me donne des idées pour un prochain cadeau pour ma famille), la progression des différentes pistes et modifications apportées au fil du temps intéressantes. Beau travail.

Pour le fun, je me suis permis de produire une autre version avec quelques règles que je me suis imposées au fur et à mesure de la constitution de mon montage (en très, très basse qualité, avec des images issues de vos nombreux posts et quelques autres sur le web).

Tout d'abord, l'histoire et ce que j'ai pu interprété juste en regardant votre dernier visuel @SolidSnake2003, comme n'importe quel spectateur devant une affiche de cinéma : la menace est là, ÇA est de retour !…

Ensuite, le claim : SON DESTIN A ÉTÉ MODIFIÉ ! Mais, le destin de qui ?… Est-ce le destion de ce petit garçon au regard si calme et si doux ?… Cache-t-il un destin plus dramatique ?… Est-il promis plus tard à… faire le clown ?…

J'ai sorti ÇA du groupe de personnage du centre de l'affiche afin qu'il n'est pas la même “valeur” que les autres : il représente LA menace et a donc un statut particulier. Le personnage à gauche semble être différent de par son âge et sa distance et j'ai accentué sa singularité en saturant la couleur verte de son costume : il aura très certainement de l'influence sur l'histoire, peut-être une force extérieur contre ÇA ?… Le cycliste a aussi été coloré en vert : un futur allié ?…

J'ai réduit la gamme colorée de l'ensemble en écartant tous les bleus et désaturé l'arrière-plan des maisons afin d'avoir une plus grande unité de couleur.

Par rapport aux visuels connus de ÇA, le blanc est souvent très présent comme la couleur de sa peau sur son visage. J'ai donc mis du blanc en halo au-dessus des maisons (comme une menace pesante), autour des deux lettres du titre, en partie haute du fond et aussi autour du petit garçon en parka : a-t-il un destin lié à ÇA ?… Mais, son chien est là pour le protégé !…

Enfin, j'ai essayé d'établir des valeurs de plan afin de créer de la profondeur et éventuellement aider à raconter une histoire…

Bonne réception, j'espère que cela vous donnera des idées… ;-)

The basic premise of this story is that it is na unofficial alternative universe to the original story by Stephen King. Georgie the boy in the yellow raincoat war originally killed by Pennywise/IT. In my story he gets saved by his Uncle who is a character from the book that wasn't used in the movie and family dog that I created as Georgie's ultimate protector. The other boy is Georgie's older brother Bill who will see the original timeline in a dream, so he wants keep Georgie safe. The girl is their cousin that I created. The one in green is another character from the book that sets this new timeline in motion and is the opposite of Pennywise/IT. I cast the original Pennywise actor Tim Curry in that role.

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